Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Deep connectedness

Our western culture missed this - has missed it for centuries:

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.

-- Thomas Merton

An understanding of interdependence doesn't come automatically to most of us. Therefore, we need to remind ourselves of this truth often.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Thank you for the wonderful Merton quote. His voice rings with economy, truth and eloquence.

    annie c


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